Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

What do PPRuNers generally think about Jet Blast in particular?

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

What do PPRuNers generally think about Jet Blast in particular?

Old 5th Jul 2015, 12:30
  #1 (permalink)  
Uneasy Pleistocene Leftover
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Gone, but not forgotten apparently?! All forums marked "Private"...
Posts: 316
Thumbs up What do PPRuNers generally think about Jet Blast in particular?

Preamble: I've always considered Jet Blast to be a great and even valuable sub-forum in which the aviation professionals, who normally frequent the other "more serious forums here", get the chance to let their hair hang loose and even mingle with those of us with at best, extremely loose connections to the profession. Perhaps I've deluded myself in (ever) believing this to be the case?

THE QUESTION: Does Jet Blast serve any useful purpose here and now in 2015?

Before airing your opinions, you may wish to consider some or all of the following thoughts, along the lines of perhaps, Jet Blast was:

- once a fun or amusing place but us aviation pros just don't have the time to come in here anymore

- (or should still be) a convenient dumping ground for threads which were not deemed serious enough for their original forums

- once populated by folks from a wide range of backgrounds, of all ages and nationalities, ready and willing to offer their great collective wisdom and expertise to any subject, small or of great import, that affected another individual (mineral, animal or spritual) or the planet and wider Universe as a whole

- once a fun or amusing place but lost its allure once it became the general territory and/or stomping-ground of those with mostly personal agendas and axes to grind, usually of the political / socio-economic / religious / racial kind

- always the place, a pulpit if you prefer, for generally disgruntled folk, usually older and retired, to preach or generally moan from, except that instead of these threads representing a small minority of new threads, have increasingly become the majority...

PS. Depending on the responses here, this may also be the last time airship chooses to share his own invaluable wisdom and wit here.

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again.
airship is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 12:44
  #2 (permalink)  

Official PPRuNe Chaplain
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Witnesham, Suffolk
Age: 76
Posts: 3,502
Many of the most interesting characters who used to amuse greatly seem to have disappeared, for one reason or another.

I still dip in for the irreverent and witty comments, the humour, and the opportunity to observe pet topics being aired and favourite drums being banged. I don't take any of it seriously (these days).

It also gives me an insight into what the Daily Mail and Grauniad are saying this week: I don't buy either of those publications because, on the whole, I don't believe much of what they say.

The "dumping ground" aspect reduces its value, in my view. If a thread isn't worth perpetuating in its original home, it's probably not worth perpetuating at all. That said, there has to be a home for "off-topic" threads to move to, and some of those that end up here are certainly off-topic! Some are even good for a laugh (albeit often a sad one) for example when the North Korean People's Paradise is up for discussion again.
Keef is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 13:02
  #3 (permalink)  
Man Bilong Balus long PNG
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: And once again, the fun and good times having come to an end for yet another year, back in the cold, cruel real world and continuing the seemingly never ending search for that bad bottle of Red
Age: 65
Posts: 2,545
Devil

Many of the most interesting characters who used to amuse greatly seem to have disappeared, for one reason or another.
Agreed, Keef. However, It is my suspicion (and firm opinion for that matter) that a large percentage of the `most interesting characters` have disappeared by being banned! And if I may suggest, in some cases unjustifyibly (sp?) so!

And just an observation from someone Dunnunda; JB is also far too dominated by subjects from certain parts of the Northern Hemisphere! Whether that is because of user demographics or other reasons I have no flamin` idea!
Pinky the pilot is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 13:09
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Who cares? ;-)
Age: 69
Posts: 673
I visit Jetblast regularly on the hopes of running into "former" regulars. What I don't like are the silly game threads, which I avoid....

We must keep Jetblast alive!!
WestWind1950 is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 13:34
  #5 (permalink)  
TWT
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: troposphere
Posts: 690
airship,copying your OP into R+N and Tech log probably wasn't a good idea
TWT is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 13:52
  #6 (permalink)  
Uneasy Pleistocene Leftover
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Gone, but not forgotten apparently?! All forums marked "Private"...
Posts: 316
TWT, I don't want this thread to become "yet another" in quite a long line of those simply decrying the situation of folks who're "missing in action" for whatever reason etc.

What I envisage is a more-or-less serious discussion about the purpose, utility and future of Jet Blast. Which is why I invited those from R&N, Tech Log and Military Aviation to partake (that's all , 3 of the most "serious forums here" and I've stopped at that). Hopefully the mods will accept whatever temporary disruption this might have to "normal running" so that we all might have a better understanding of what Jet Blast is here for.

And whether or not any of us see a future in remaining regular contributors to / visitors to this sub-forum...
airship is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:00
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Hereford UK
Age: 63
Posts: 3
Without it PPRuNe would be a far duller place with too many serious ex RAF types
MOSTAFA is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:04
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: EU
Posts: 1,218
I only ever read Rumours & News, Tech Log and Jet Blast, with the latter being my first port of call.
Mikehotel152 is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:09
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: 23, Railway Cuttings, East Cheam
Age: 63
Posts: 3,121
I don't post much on PPRuNe in general lately, or on any other forum come to that. As far as Jetblast goes AFAIC it's just a place for a bit of light hearted banter but it descends into nastiness a lot of the time which is why I avoid it. I saw this thread on the Mil Aircrew section by the way.

PPRuNe of course is not unique amongst forums in this matter; I'm a keen modeller and would you believe something as innocuous and relaxing as modelling also has it's forum heavyweights who will stand no difference to their opinions. I've seen people come to metaphorical blows over the shade of paint in a Spitfire MkVb cockpit. It's utterly pathetic.
thing is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:11
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: In front of a computer
Posts: 1,860
Putting "generally" and "particular" in the title had me confused
ETOPS is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:25
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Penzance, Cornwall UK
Age: 79
Posts: 32
PPRuNe would be the poorer without Jetblast. I vote for it to remain.
Rosevidney1 is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:38
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: flyover country USA
Age: 77
Posts: 4,580
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFP4xl0V0mk
barit1 is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:39
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: London
Posts: 1,600
I left Aviation about 10 years ago.

Since then, I regularly (but not daily) look at R & N, and then drop down to JB.

I would miss it. And, as I've never bought the Grauniad nor the Mail, it keeps me up with their views of the world.

I particularly value the Global inputs from the various colonials et al.
Ancient Observer is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:47
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Southwold
Age: 67
Posts: 58
I enjoy the diversity of views. There are people on here who I profoundly disagree with,but I still enjoy their contributions.
Effluent Man is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:50
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Fragrant Harbour
Posts: 4,680
Without it PPRuNe would be a far duller place with too many serious ex RAF types
Pah! the military forum is full of banter and more like JB used to be. When Danny started PPRuNe, there were only two forums - R+N and JB. Shame JB has turned so dull, but it's still good in places - especially Friday Afternoon Jokes.
Dan Winterland is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 14:58
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East sussex
Posts: 624
To me does what it says on the tin....


"Jet Blast (348 Viewing)
Topics that don't fit the other forums"

The viewing stats (above today, time of post) show it has more viewing than other forums on this site.
dazdaz1 is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 15:09
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 142
Couldn't get through the working day without it...

Mind you I'd get a lot more done if I did...

Seriously, PPRuNe in general contributed a lot to helping me overcome my (profound) former fear of flying.
Octopussy2 is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 15:26
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: London
Posts: 419
Originally Posted by Rosevidney1 View Post
PPRuNe would be the poorer without Jetblast. I vote for it to remain.
Not just PPRuNe but the Internet would be poorer without Jetblast.

Have you seen what it's like out there? Jetblast, even in its current form, is an idyllic haven.

Strange object that needs identifying? Bad joke to tell? Need a photo of the Chuntingsworth village hall from the 1930s? First stop - Jetblast.
stagger is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 15:32
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Lost again...
Posts: 535
I rarely if ever visit JetBlast - this is the first time in many years.

However, it seems to serve a purpose and many folks enjoy it so why ditch it? Each to his own.

Have fun one and all
OH
OvertHawk is offline  
Old 5th Jul 2015, 15:40
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: East sussex
Posts: 624
To add to my post #16 where else could I cross swords with RG1 as to the delights of afternoon tea with crumpets coupled with spotted dick and custard. It (JB) gives us an 'on-line opportunity' to educate our cousins over the pond.
dazdaz1 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.